Thursday, June 13, 2013

NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - GVEP International

GVEP International is inviting applications for the following opportunities based in Nairobi, Kenya. 
The positions are to support the Africa Regional Office in managing the Energy SME (ESME) programme under the World Bank-administered Russian Fund. 
The fund is for supporting Energy SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen their capacity to provide energy services to poor communities.

In Kenya, GVEP International will work with existing off-grid lighting product distributors to enable them to meet their working capital needs, to obtain sufficient stocks, expand their distribution networks, carry out their own marketing campaigns and other activities that will allow them to grow their businesses and meet their projected demand.
In Senegal, the ESME Grant Project will provide financial support through investment grants to small scale private sector businesses ((Project Energetique Multi-Sectoriel – PREMs) seeking to expand their production through investments in energy supply and operating equipment.
1. Grant Administrator:  
The ESME Grants Administrator will be an integral member of the team supporting the implementation of the ESME programme. 
The post holder will disburse and monitor the utilisation of grants by enterprises being supported in Kenya and Senegal. 
She/he will also direct the billing and paperwork, so that the proper documentation is collected to demonstrate compliance with the grant guidelines and World Bank procedures.
2. Short Term Consults:  
This is a fixed term 6 month contract to provide general business support and preparation for grants/investment to SMEs in the off-grid lighting products in Kenya. 
This will include, but not limited to provide support to applicant companies in their proposal development for the grant competition; assist the firms in refining their business plan and bringing their ideas to paper as a high quality proposal that will fulfil all requirements for financial support; develop budgets and timelines in accordance with the specified criteria; advise on marketing activities and distribution, as well as supply chain issues; and conduct financial analysis of the firm and develop cash flow projections and analyse sustainability of the financial support.
To apply please send your CV plus a covering letter (in English) outlining how your knowledge, skills and experience match the job specification to 
For full information and application details please go to:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Deadline for applications submission is 14th June 2013.
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